Philip Henry Sheridan (1831 - 1888):
Philip Sheridan was born in Killinkere, County Cavan, and as a young boy was taken to America. From 1848 to 1853 he was educated at Westpoint. He served in the American Civil War and rose to the rank of major general in the Union army by 1862. He is remembered for his success at the Potomac, the Shenandoah and for his campaign against the Confederates which ended the war in north Virginia. In 1865 he won the Battle at Five Forks. In 1883 he was promoted to commander-in-chief, and among his publications are his memoirs.